|"I write in the hopes that my birth mother will find me"
UPDATE: I FOUND MY MOTHER!
My foray into the world of words didn't start on paper, but by reading everything I could get my hands
on. At the age of five years, as soon as I could say 'may I help you?' I worked in my parents variety
shop. By the third grade, I had been promoted to the job of ordering the magazines and
newspapers we sold: Ebony, Jet, Sepia, Tan, The Indianapolis Recorder, The Pittsburgh Courier
and The Chicago Defender. This was right up my alley because I got to read them before everyone
else. I often wondered if our customers knew they were reading "used" material!
In junior high school, I apprenticed under the guidance of the late Mrs. Georgia Lucas of Muncie
Indiana and co-wrote an article for The Indianapolis Recorder. She wrote the news portion and I
wrote " "Teen Talk". I knew then I was a writer.
As an adoptee, I wanted to weigh in on the ever increasing popularity of the subject of adoption
therefore, I wrote LOVED TO DEATH: A Different Kind of Love Story and LOVED TO DEATH: The
Truth Unfolds. The first few pages of the first LOVED TO DEATH: A Different Kind of Love Story,
were developed from an actual dream I experienced. The rest of the book literally had a mind of its'
own. It is a symbolic story about how adoption "kills" the adoptee. I am also writing LOVED TO
DEATH: The City Awakens and Looking for Stella Delaware which ironically was based on a
another dream I experienced!
Rosa is the mother of two sets of twins and resides with her husband in Jacksonville, Fl Her
birth name was Infant Sleigh. Her motto is:
"continue to seek self"
"My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king;
my tongue is the pen of a ready writer." Psalms 45:1